Integrating ESG Factors in Infrastructure Investment
2019wed03jul9:00 amwed1:00 pm9:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my timeEDHEC Asia Pacific, One George Street #15-02 049145 SingaporeIntegrating ESG Factors in Infrastructure Investmentco-hosted with World Wildlife Fund
EDHEC Asia Pacific
One George Street #15-02 049145 Singapore
(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm SGT(GMT+00:00) View in my time
RSVP email Anna Batenkova We cordially invite you to a Masterclass on July 3rd 2019 co-hosted by WWF and EDHECinfra exploring the current landscape
We cordially invite you to a Masterclass on July 3rd 2019 co-hosted by WWF and EDHECinfra exploring the current landscape of ESG integration in infrastructure finance and how financial institutions can distinguish and make better use of existing ESG metrics and tools. Through a mix of expert input and interactive sessions we hope to showcase current practices for integrating ESG criteria into investment decisions and to identify barriers to further integration of ESG in the infrastructure sector.
8.00am – 9.00am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9.00am – 09.15am Welcome by EDHECinfra and WWF Singapore
Frédéric Blanc-Brude, Director, EDHECinfra
Jeanne Stempe, Head Asia Sustainable Finance, WWF Singapore
9.15am – 9.30am Opening Remarks
Welcome and introduction to infrastructure market trends in ASEAN and Infrastructure Asia, including the importance of early stage project planning and connecting the right partners.
Keynote Speaker: Jacqueline Loh, MAS (tbc)
9.30am – 10.30am Interactive session on current practice and challenges in ESG risk management in infrastructure.
Participants will take part in an interactive game by team during which they will be asked to manage their capital and ESG risk and face of changing odds.
10.30am – 10.45am Coffee and networking
10.45am – 11.15am ESG Reporting and Financial Performance: The Case of Infrastructure
The relationship between the impact of certain companies’ activities on their social and natural environment on the one hand, and their ability to deliver a certain level of financial performance on the other, is now a central question in the debate around responsible investment. Overview of EDHEC’s recent research investigating the role of ESG reporting in relation to the financial performance of infrastructure companies.
Speaker: Tim Whittaker and Silvia Garcia, EDHEC Infrastructure Institute
11.15am – 11.45am Existing tools and frameworks for ESG integration
An overview of tools available to support investors and other actors in evaluating and quantifying ESG criteria and incorporating them into the infrastructure development and investment process. Summary of WWF’s three recent reports on valuing sustainable infrastructure and integrating ESG metrics into financial models
Speaker: Laura Canas da Costa, Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance, WWF Switzerland
11.45am – 12.00pm Q&A on input sessions from WWF and EDHECinfra
12.00pm – 12.15pm Coffee and networking
12.15pm – 1.00pm Panel discussion on applications of ESG integration by financial institution
An opportunity to learn from peers in the financial industry on their ESG integration in investment decision-making.
Frederic Blanc-Brude, Director EDHEC Infrastructure Institute
Laura Canas da Costa, Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance, WWF Switzerland
Meridiam, Julien Touati
World Bank (tbc)
Natixis, Anne Christine Champion
1pm – 1.15pm Wrap-up
1.15pm – 2pm Networking lunch
Jeanne Stempe, Laura Canas da Costa, Frederic Blanc-Brude, Tim Whittaker and Silvia Garcia